IIE Networker - Fall 2008 - (Page 7)

A Message from Allan E. Goodman, President and Chief Executive Officer, IIE International Education Trends in Africa To some Africans and outside observers, the concept of “international education” has historically been linked to brain drain and colonialism. This issue of IIENetworker presents another vision of international education in Africa—a new generation of programs, partnerships and initiatives that dispel these past associations. Several of the articles are adapted from a forthcoming book entitled Higher Education in Africa: The International Dimension, edited by Damtew Teferra of the Ford Foundation International Fellowships Program and Jane Knight of the University of Toronto, both of whom were instrumental in guiding this issue of IIENetworker. Damtew Teferra’s article contextualizes international education in Africa, giving an overview of how African higher education policy is influenced by global policy. Jane Knight shares the results of a global survey, which polled senior institutional leaders of higher education institutions to examine Africa’s approach to internationalization in relation to other regions of the world. Roshen Kishun, from the University of KwaZulu-Natal, analyzes African student mobility trends. And other essays discuss Africa-U.S. higher education initiatives, study abroad, joint business degrees, and advising and recruiting students from Africa. IIE’s programs in Africa are working to help build the next generation of national and global leaders. Last year, IIE helped the Partnership for Higher Education in Africa (PHEA) to provide seed grants for information and communication technology projects. To further develop African higher education, under the Africa Higher Education Collaborative, IIE’s Council for International Exchange of Scholars and IIE’s Cairo-based MENA Regional Office are bringing together scholars from Egypt, Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa to develop shared information and strategies to improve equity and access to higher education on the continent, with sponsorship from the Ford Foundation office in Egypt. Other training programs managed by IIE/Cairo provide individuals with the practical and professional skills vital to address pressing needs in their own countries and communities. We would like to thank our partners in these endeavors, and we applaud the good work that is being done by IIENetwork members who are also working in Africa. This issue of IIENetworker includes the fourth edition of our University Presidents Interview Series. I invite you to read the interview with California State University East Bay President Mohammad Qayoumi, in which he shares his views on the importance of internationalizing the campus. I hope these articles inspire you in your work. –Allan E. Goodman IIE’s programs in Africa are working to help build the next generation of national and global leaders.

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of IIE Networker - Fall 2008

IIE Networker - Fall 2008
Contents
Message from Allan E. Goodman
Up Front: The International Education Diary
The International Dimension of Higher Education: Status, Challenges, and Prospects in Africa
Internationalization in Africa In Relation to Other World Regions
Measuring International Student Mobility Trends: In and Out of Africa
IIENetworker University President’s Interview Series A Conversation with President Mohammad H. Qayoumi, California State University, East Bay
Country Profile: Nigeria
Scholars & Research
Africa-U.S. Higher Education Initiative
Joint Degree Programs
Advising Students
Study Abroad
The Browser: Index of Advertisers

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